See also: Striga, strigã, strigă, and štriga

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin striga (a furrow)

NounEdit

striga (plural strigae)

  1. (botany) A sharp bristle or hair-like scale.
  2. A stripe or stria.
  3. (architecture) The flute of a column.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

striga

  1. third-person singular present indicative of strigare
  2. second-person singular imperative of strigare

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek στρίξ (stríx, screecher), which also gave strī̆x (screech owl; witch).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈstriː.ɡa/, [ˈst̪riː.ɡa] or IPA(key): /ˈstri.ɡa/, [ˈst̪rɪ.ɡa]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈstri.ɡa/, [ˈst̪riː.ɡa]
  • Note: on Romance evidence, the length of the vowel varied.

NounEdit

strī̆ga f (genitive strī̆gae); first declension

  1. A female evil spirit, nocturnal apparition; a nightmare.
    Synonyms: incubus, ephialtēs
    1. A vampire.
      Synonym: vampȳrus
    2. A witch, hag.
      Synonyms: volātica, malefica, venēfica, strī̆x
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative strī̆ga strī̆gae
Genitive strī̆gae strī̆gārum
Dative strī̆gae strī̆gīs
Accusative strī̆gam strī̆gās
Ablative strī̆gā strī̆gīs
Vocative strī̆ga strī̆gae
DescendantsEdit
  • Albanian: shtrigë
  • Aromanian: strigã
  • French: stryge
  • Friulian: strie
  • Italian: strega, striga
  • Ladin: stria
  • Ligurian: stria

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Italic *strigā, from what looks like a cross of Proto-Indo-European *streyg- (to brush, strip, shear) and Proto-Indo-European *strengʰ- (to draw, tie).

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NounEdit

striga f (genitive strigae); first declension

  1. A strip, row, line.
    1. (agriculture) A windrow.
  2. (surveying) A strip of ground longer than broad.
    Antonym: scamnum
    1. (military) A side-avenue in camp.
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative striga strigae
Genitive strigae strigārum
Dative strigae strigīs
Accusative strigam strigās
Ablative strigā strigīs
Vocative striga strigae
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ReferencesEdit

  • striga” on page 2015 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (2nd ed., 2012)
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) , “stringō”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 591
  • 1911, Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke, Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch

Further readingEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin root *strigāre from Latin strix (screech owl).

VerbEdit

a striga (third-person singular present strigă, past participle strigat1st conj.

  1. to call
  2. to shout, yell, scream

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Romanian strigă, from Latin strīga.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstri.ɡa/
  • Hyphenation: stri‧ga

NounEdit

striga f (genitive singular strigy, nominative plural strigy, genitive plural stríg, declension pattern of žena)

  1. witch
  2. demon

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Further readingEdit

  • striga in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

VenetianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin striga (evil spirit, compare Friulian strie, Italian strega, Ligurian stria, Lombard stria, and also Romanian strigă), from strīx, from Ancient Greek στρίγξ (strínx).

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NounEdit

striga f (plural strighe)

  1. witch, sorceress (female who uses magic)

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